We would like to send you notifications on the latest Product Review Club offers.

4.6/5
257 reviews
Carmex® Classic Lip Balm Reviews

    Reviews and Ratings

    95% OF CHICKS DIG IT

    1.5/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    January 25, 2018

    The formula has been changed

    This used to be my favourite lip balm, I had it stashed everywhere around my house and work, but a few years ago the formula drastically changed (at least in the version sold in Canada) The new version has the word "ORIGINAL" above the logo, and is a completely different texture and scent. Worse than that, though; it no longer works for me. The old version had staying power and kept my lips happy and moisturized, the new "original" formula feels kind of greasy, didn't stay on very long, and irritates my lips so badly that it took a week to stop hurting. I re-purchased it 3 times from different stores thinking I just hit a bad batch before I noticed it had actually been changed.

    I happen to still have the packaging from an older purchase before the "ORIGINAL" appeared, and noticed that the ingredient list is slightly different:
    (1) There are a few ingredients missing from one or the other version
    (2) The quantities of the medicinal ingredients is no longer listed, so I'm curious if they've tweaked the amounts or even reduced them to a bare minimum
    (3) The order of some key ingredients is different; for example if they are following the standard of sorting the list by the amount of that ingredient in the product, lanolin used to be 2nd to last and is now listed as the 2nd ingredient

    It's a shame, I had used this for over 30 years and I really miss it now

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    5.0/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    January 18, 2018

    A Must Have

    I can't recommend Carmex enough. Everyone should own Carmex, for it's extraordinarily effective in colder climates. It provides the right amount of protection for your lips and has a nice cooling effect.

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    5.0/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    November 14, 2017

    Holy grail - if youre not using it, you should be

    This stuff is a godsend. It's the only lip balm I've ever found that can keep up with my chapped, Canadian winter lips. Carmex keeps my lips soft and supple no matter the state they're in to start with! Plus, the tubes are cheap and they last quite a while; I've had one of mine for 6 months and I'm only just half through it. I couldn't recommend this product enough, if you're not using it, you should be.

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    5.0/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    November 06, 2017

    This can really heal

    I have been using Carmex for years. I suffer from severe chapped lips and especially when the weather gets cold, they get really bad. I have used other chapstick in the past but I always come back to Carmex. I have now passed this problem onto my daughter and when both of ours get really bad we reach for nothing other then Carmex Classic Lip Balm it helps heal and protect! It is not the best tasting so I don't use it every day but I do use it more often in the winter. During the warmer seasons we use something a little lighter but when winter time rolls around and I buy their 3 pack!

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    5.0/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    September 16, 2017

    Comes in handy

    For some reason my skin always gets really dry when the weather starts to change. My lips took center stage this season. Usually, I can put on any plain Jane chapstick and call it a day.
    But two months ago, I got sick. My lips were so dry and cracked. Everything that I tried to put on them just seemed to irritate them more. I finally remembered Carmex and rushed to the store to buy some. I got instant relief the moment I applied it to my lips. Now, I make sure I always have Carmex around.

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    4.8/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    September 15, 2017

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    I tend to have really dry lips and I love this products!! I always repurchase it when it goes on sale because I would stick it in every bag I have so I would always have one to carry around. I love how moisturizing it is and helps my lips become super soft!!

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    4.8/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    August 31, 2017

    Love the caramel scent

    My dad used to use this as a kid and I always loved to use it. I still purchase it and it's extremely effective in keeping my lips moisturized, especially in the winter.

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    4.5/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    August 23, 2017

    Last resort!

    I only use it when my lips are really bad. This stuff is really good fixing cracked/bleeding lips.. It feels pretty thick on the lips and I normally wear it over night so it works its' magic while I'm sleeping :) the menthol in it sort of makes my lips feel a bit tingly but that's probably the only thing about it that I didn't really like... pretty much last resort in really bad Canadian winters!
    ///
    Je ne l'utilise que lorsque mes lèvres sont vraiment mauvaises. Ce truc est vraiment très bien fixant les lèvres fissurées / saignantes ... Il se sent assez épais sur les lèvres et je le porte normalement pendant la nuit, donc ça fonctionne sa «magie pendant que je dors :) Le menthol en elle fait que mes lèvres se sentent un Mais c'est probablement la seule chose à ce sujet que je n'ai pas vraiment aimé ... à peu près le dernier recours dans de très mauvais hivers canadiens!

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    5.0/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    August 15, 2017

    When you need that extra bit of moisture treatment

    This is an amazing lip balm, healer, moisturizer, protector. Love it! My only issue is it takes more work putting it on compared to a stick. Having to dip my finger in it to get it on is not my favourite part but it works so well.

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam
    5.0/5
    Value

    Quality

    Effectiveness

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    August 02, 2017

    Meet my life-line.

    I picked up one of these in Europe and FELL IN LOVE. I went back and picked up another two in different flavours and i'm so glad I did because they don't seem to sell them anywhere in Toronto!
    this chap stick is my absolute new favourite. it is SO soothing (the added SPF is just a bonus) and glides on beautifully. my lips have never been so hydrated and smooth.
    if i'm ever in Europe again, i'll probably be picking up 20.

    Flag as Spam Flag as Spam

    These reviews are the subjective opinions of ChickAdvisor members and not of ChickAdvisor Inc.